From the country that ignored for decades a ring of Pakistani men running a child (6-12) rape shop, for fear of offending racial sensibilities, that's cut its police force so severely that it no longer has sufficient numbers to investigate burglaries and rapes, and that releases murderers serving "life sentences" after seven years in prison, this:
'He was protecting his dementia-stricken wife': Neighbours defend OAP, 78, who 'stabbed armed burglar, 38, to death' as he is bailed after two nights in the cells and police search drains for clues
A pensioner arrested on suspicion of murder after he fatally wounded an armed burglar who broke into his home has been bailed.
Richard Osborn-Brooks, 78, is at the centre of a case which has reignited the debate about the rights of homeowners to defend themselves from intruders.
He has now been released from a police station near his home in Hither Green, south-east London pending an investigation by murder detectives. Police have ordered him to return on a date in early May.
The pensioner was marched into the kitchen of their suburban £500,000 home by one man carrying a screwdriver, while his accomplice went upstairs to ransack the property as his wife Maureen, 76, who is said to have dementia, lay defenceless and terrified.
A struggle ensued in the kitchen and the 38-year-old intruder was stabbed in the chest as Mr Osborn-Brooks grappled with him in an apparent attempt to take the weapon and protect himself and his wife.
Bleeding heavily, the robber then tried to flee. But he collapsed in a pool of blood after staggering 250 yards from the front door of the end-of-terrace property in Hither Green, South-East London.
The second burglar, who police say was also armed, fled in a van, leaving his accomplice for dead after trying unsuccessfully to bundle him into the getaway vehicle.
Friend Tony Guest wrote online: 'So this is British justice is it? Where is our protection? The old man deserves a medal and to be let free. Now you know why America has guns.'